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 Posted: Sun Jan 6th, 2019 05:18 am
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Hey Woodie!  :wave:

YEP!  No DCC...No track power, neither!!!

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Hi Unk.  :wave:



The yard & shop facilities look AWESOME !  :thumb:





The 3-way stub-switch of the 1:1, in your ^^ inset, is a feature I'd love to do in my SMALL scale.  ;)



As for the work-caboose ...

... T :cool: :cool:   C :cool: :cool: L





Your 'train-set' must have come in a HUGE box Bob !  :shocked:



You'll always be the BIGGEST !  Uncle Bob.  :old dude:



:moose:



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Si,

The original shed is the core of a number of additions which grew into our shop.

I did remove the corrugated metal siding so that matching 1/4 inch Hardee board could cover the whole structure. 

The 8 inch offset was necessary for track clearance on the pass track, but it does add a bit of design interest. 

The small dog house on the far end covers the shop air compressor.

BTY, The Hardee board was donated by a friend.  THANKS, JAMIE!! :bow:

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Oops!  

Si, I missed your point in your last post. ???

"CURVED, 3 WAY STUB SWITCH".  OK.  Gotchya!


Here's a recent photo. 

Ours had to be curved as the whole yard had to curve to fit.

This switch has worked well.  No problems and it sees daily use.:2t:

BTW, The (aluminum) rail is 1 inch tall which makes it CODE 1000.


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Neat thing about kids is that they make excellent scale sized figures.  :thumb:

This is my neighbor's grand son engineering the No 11.


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" I missed your point ... "



Hi Unk.  :wave:



Don't worry.

There are NO points ...  :shocked:  ... on a stub-switch !  ;)



Darn good thing to, if you ask me ...

... it could take forever  :boogie:  with the needle-file on that Code-1000 !  :P



:)



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HERE'S MY "NEEDLE FILE"  :)

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" HERE'S MY "NEEDLE FILE"  :) "



Hi Unk  :wave:



Geeez ! ... I gotta get me one o' those lil' babies !  :shocked:

I could do a few dozen scale lengths of 'Hornby' rail at a time ... EASILY with that ...

... maybe more.  L:



I guess when it comes to soldering the wires to your frogs ...

... you probably need a bit more than a 50 Watt soldering iron for Code-1000  :shades:





Teflon(TM) insulated wire is a must I suppose ...

... I'm not sure if my Hornby switch ties are molded in Teflon(TM) or not.  ???



Anyway, when it's all soldered up & rockin' and a rollin' ...  :cool:

... that incredibly realistic looking scale engineer, looks like they're having the time of their life !  :bg:





The lil' engineer is the smallest one I've ever seen ...

... but your trainset is still the BIGGEST !  :old dude:



:)



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Now might be a good time to explain how No 11 is powered. 
She's certainly large enough to be live steam...But she's not.  :sad:
I lack both the skill and the capitol to do real live steam.

So, as is common to most model railroad locomotives, ours is powered by electricity.
But unlike most model railroads there's NO TRACK POWER, DCC or otherwise.

Our engine is powered by two, on-board, 12 volt marine batteries in series for 24 volts DC.
Lift off the tank cover and this is what you see.
 
This picture predominantly shows the batteries but also notice the red arrow pointing to the solid state power regulator,
and the green arrow pointing to the on-board battery charger which has it's own 120 volt cord to plug in for charging (over night).


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Think of our engine as a steam locomotive simulator.
 
The engineer controls the locomotive from inside the cab,
using controls which as closely as I can muster simulate actual steam locomotive controls.
 
In this view we see the throttle (red arrow).

What the throttle actually does is rotate a potentiometer (blue arrow) in the low power control circuit. 
Pull it back and the power control module sends battery power to the drive motor and down the track you go.


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